Volume 13, Part 11
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change to: and at the rate things were going, this temporary camp could very well Already reported by the Geezer
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change to: That would require some expansion of course, but with some effort the rebuilt capital
@endoftheline It's fine. I would be just as interested regardless of whether or not you found Kouki's redemption story compelling. I don't feel any strong desire to have people agree with me. I'm just looking to engage more fully with stories that I enjoy. Novel perspectives are always appreciated.
That said, I'm genuinely surprised that I can't find a single other user willing to join team Kouki. I know that there are at least a few us because I've seen them on Reddit.
In fact, there's been a real dearth of Afterstory discussion in general. I guess most people limit themselves to what's been officially published. But I think discussing Kouki's stories would be a blast. It's really hard to talk about without it becoming a spoiler... but to broadly outline his situation...
In the story, they refer to auctioneers, and the context indicates but they are referring to the people bidding on the auction. Those are not Auctioneers. Auctioneers are people who are auctioning off the items.
Volume 5 (Premium Edition): 7 Bonus Short Stories
The Good-for-Nothing Girls of the Liberators
The Legendary Sword Born of Hatred and Confusion
In Search of My Beloved Synergist - Part 4
A Challenge in the Two of Them
The Reason Miledi Doesn't Tell Anyone Her Birthday
The Sadistic Princess and the Usshi of Ur Lake
Never Take the Forest Queen Out of the Forest
@starkadder The after stories involve all the main characters + the other students and some extras. Each of the main characters seems to get an arc and some of the extras as well. I really liked Tio and Shia's story arcs.
Yes the after-stories are long. I was reading them for a couple weeks then had to take a break to read something else. I really want a professionally translated and published version of the after-stories If the original publisher would stop focusing on the spinoff we'd get tons of books out of the existing wn material.
When I saw Arifureta zero vol 5 hit the calendar last week I didn't see the zero part and got my hopes up that they finally published the next book in the main story, only to be disappointed with Miledi on the cover... she is so annoying.
Breaking News! It seems that, although not required, there is something to discover in Orcus only if you've already cleared the Frost Caverns. I wonder if there are more surprises like that. Would something additional be revealed in the Sunken Ruins if they go through it again after completing the Divine Mountain?
there's a whole thread on the anime...but I'll summarize my feelings.
The anime does not reflect the LN well. It might was well be (as @Antipathy put it an 'alternate timeline') or for a different series of books altogether. It's not the worst anime adoption of a JNC novel ever (Ragnarok gets that title, with Smartphone a close 2nd) but it is bad. That being said, as someone who read the LNs first, I enjoyed some of the anime, mostly out of a sense of nostalgia or because a particular episode reminded me of a part of a LN I particularly enjoyed, but I can't imagine that many folks found the anime to be very good without the context of already having read the LNs. My advice: use some premium credits and buy the series of LNs (the premiums get you some quality bonus stories) and only after you get past where the anime covered (Volume 4? I'm not sure) go back and watch. If you can grit your teeth through the CGI sequences, there are a few moments that will make you chuckle, and overall you might enjoy the cour.